Support for Carers in the BCP Council area

We support carers in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to speak up and be heard. Our BCP advocacy service is open to all carers. In addition, we help carers of people with a learning disability to share their experiences and improve services.

Advocacy for carers

Mother and daughterWe support all carers in the BCP Council area. If you are a carer in the Dorset Council area, we may be able to support you under our Issues-Based advocacy project.
Issues we can support with include:

  • Getting support for yourself or the person you care for from social services.
  • Meetings with social services to assess your or their needs.
  • Helping you to speak up about problems you are having.

If you have a difficult problem that we can’t help with such as with housing, benefits, or legal advice , we’ll signpost you to a specialist service with the right knowledge.

We work in partnership with Help and Care to provide this service.

Make a referral for advocacy

You can self-refer by contacting Help and Care on 0300 111 3303 (Mon – Fri 10am-4pm) or by completing our referral form and emailing it to

Download our referral form:

Dorset Advocacy referral form

Your personal information

Whether you make your referral via Help and Care or via Dorset Advocacy, we need to take personal information from you which we are responsible for keeping safe.
Find out how we look after your data.

Speak up for carers of people with learning disabilities!

BCP Council want to hear from carers of people with learning disabilities in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. They want to find out what your experiences have been like, good and bad,  to help them to improve their services.

Dorset Advocacy is supporting carers to do this by facilitating meetings where you can share what it’s really like being a carer. Our meetings are open to all carers of someone with a learning disability. You don’t need lots of time or experience, just the enthusiasm to share your ideas.

Want to find out more?

Contact Tamsin Luccesi for more information:
Mobile: 07891 549680